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Pardon her French

Pardon her French

by Lauren Patasnik, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The young girl with brown hair and green eyes climbed into her sailing boat and started heading towards the horizon. The rain was hitting her face while the wind swayed her back and forth. She suddenly heard a smashing sound and was almost thrown overboard. Her boat filled with water and nightmares began...

Freshman Actress Dons Lacrosse Goalie Pads Between Acts 

October 18, 2019

The 14-year-old freshman may have been a part of the theater community since she was five years old, but back then she wasn't exactly jumping for joy to be the next background tree in Peter Pan. Today, Lily Alvino has acted in 23 different plays and is now taking on lead roles. Her family friends...

A high school runner’s commitment to being the best

by Allison Kerper, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

The official fires his starting pistol and Bryce Fisher takes off. Nerves fade as his feet start to hit the ground in a rhythm he knows well.  He is familiar with each curve as he rounds the track during the 1600 meter race. Observers can spot his bright white spikes and red-and-black track uniform...

Senior contemplates breaking family college tradition

Senior contemplates breaking family college tradition

by Abby Weber, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Kelsey Boyle is one decision away from breaking a family tradition.  Her story is almost as typical as any other. Like others, senior year has brought its benefits; she loves leaving for lunch and feels independent as she drives her and her sister to school. An honors student and a life-long lacro...

On and off the ice

On and off the ice

by Emma Neubart, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Stepping onto the ice at the Chicago Bauer National Championship in 2012, Anthony Maurice had his focus on one thing, winning. Nerves consumed him as he stared into the eyes of the opposing forward of the L.A. Junior Kings. The puck had been dropped at center ice for the face off. As he skated along th...

High school welcomes HOSA as new extracurricular

High school welcomes HOSA as new extracurricular

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

A new club is entering the extracurricular field at the high school, HOSA. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America and is run by Biology teacher Kelsey Brentnall. Brentnall has taught Biology for two years and also teaches the Dynamics of Health Care elective. The club aims to h...

Restrictions to homecoming dance helps make the night fun for everyone

Restrictions to homecoming dance helps make the night fun for everyone

by Alex Vicinanza, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

With new regulations for the homecoming dance, students are anxious to get tickets before it’s too late.  A ticket for the Oct. 12 dance costs $20. In previous years, students could wait until the week before the dance to get their tickets. This year, though, there is a maximum and minimum amoun...

How cellphones are taking over students lives

How cellphones are taking over students lives

by Alex Vicinanza and Michael Silver

June 17, 2019

Alex’s Take on Phone Use To be honest, I am sort of a phone addict. In the last week, I have averaged 5 hours and 6 minutes of phone time per day. That’s a lot of time on my phone. Snapchat and Instagram take up the majority of my time. I totalled a combined 18 hours and 2 minutes of time...

Student actors reflect on Wicked and Whimsical

Student actors reflect on <i>Wicked and Whimsical</i>

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The Theatre Company put on its spring play, Wicked and Whimsical, on April 4, 5, and 6.  There were four performances, each at 7 p.m. and one matinee on April 6 at 2 p.m.   The performance was made up of six short plays, all taken from the same larger play called The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, wri...

Finding Time: the struggle for high school students to focus on academics and extracurriculars

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

“Ring!” The school bell sounds ending the long, seven hour school day. You just had an AP Biology and Algebra II test along with three classes of note-taking, and now have homework for five subjects due tomorrow and need to study for another test. But before you can focus on schoolwork, you ...

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